Australia is the first country to use smartphone-detecting AI traffic cameras

The cameras will operate day and night, as well as in any weather conditions, using artificial intelligence to monitor for drivers handling mobile phones. When the camera detects a driver is using the phone, it will snap a picture which will then be verified by authorized personnel.

For the first three months, drivers will receive a warning letter, but afterwards, the system will start issuing fines. The standard fine will be $344 AUD (approx $234 USD) and $457 AUD (approx $311 USD) in school zones.

It does rather amaze me though how many people I still see holding a phone and talking on it... Most cars have built-in Bluetooth and there is alternatively earphones or wireless Bluetooth ear buds. It's probably just pure laziness in not setting up their phones once-off.

See https://www.androidcentral.com/australia-first-use-smartphone-detecting-traffic-cameras

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Australia is the first country to use mobile phone-detecting cameras along its roads. The government hopes it can cut road fatalities by 30% by 2021 in North South Wales by using the cameras.

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